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Chick-fil-A adds mac and cheese

The dish will be offered as a snack, a side for lunch and dinner, and as a catering option.


J. Alexander’s puts itself up for sale

The polished-casual chain said it is also open to a significant “strategic” equity investment.

19-year-old Johnny Brummit visited the White House as living proof the hospitality industry abounds in opportunity.

Increasing traffic is still a challenge in casual dining, as these three brands showed in their most recent financial results.

While wages climbed over the past five years, openings, job growth and workers’ incomes all soared, according to the research.

Nineteen employees who depend on tips explain why they don’t want to see that payroll break end for employers.

Comp sales across its four brands rose 0.5%, led by a 5.5% increase for Bartaco. Traffic slipped at the company’s two steakhouse chains.

Management says the chain is ready to roll out a new menu and marketing campaign.

As part of the board realignment, Pattye Moore will retire as chairman once a new CEO is found.

No reason was given for the departure of Marisa Thalberg, who will remain a strategic adviser. Her future career plans were not revealed.

The family chains’ parent company anticipates selling the holdings piecemeal.

IPic says it will seek a supervisory court’s approval of a sale or restructuring.

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